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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Kerry Fraser on The Blown Call

Former NHL ref Kerry Fraser has been doing a good job this year on TSN.ca, writing about the game from a ref's standpoint.

Here's his view on the hit that got Hamonic tossed...and what he would have done to acknowledge it.

http://www.tsn.ca/blogs/kerry_fraser/?id=382567   (One funny note -- there is a link to TSN SportsCentre's highlight of the hit - they can't pronounce his name correctly (the anchor says huh-mohn-ick). )

BTW, Kevin Schultz raised a good point on IslandersPointBlank.  Under section 45 of the rule book:  "A major penalty, at the discretion of the Referee, shall be imposed on any player who uses his elbow to foul an opponent.  A major penalty must be imposed under this rule for a foul resulting in an injury to the face or head of an opponent"   In a further section of the rule, it notes that if a Major is imposed, a game misconduct must also be imposed.

Thus, once they determined it was a major, he had to be ejected.

Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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